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Unit 12 The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4AA, England
01242 250 088
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Food was ok

I visited this restaurant with my partner for evening dinner. Our reception on entry to the restaurant was quite shocking - no eye contact or acknowledgement at all! We were then walked over to our table and the waitress just walked off. We had never been here before so we wasn't sure whether we... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The worst place I have ever eaten in my life. Was so bad I only managed one spoonful and refused to pay. Food was horrendous and the staff were extremely rude, neither of them had any manners, the manager was just as bad. Do not eat here

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant with my partner for evening dinner. Our reception on entry to the restaurant was quite shocking - no eye contact or acknowledgement at all! We were then walked over to our table and the waitress just walked off. We had never been here before so we wasn't sure whether we just go up and help our... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I want to say I've previously given The Real China good reviews, but sadly have to voice how terrible our last visit was and I won't be back. The hoi sin sauce was watered down to the consistency of, well, water. The rice had been left so long it was dry, hard and stuck to the metal container. Sushi wasn't... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you like bland, greasy, luke warm food then this is the place for you! Restaurant looks good on the outside so we though we'd give it a try... Yak. The buffet was very limited, food had clearly been sitting around all day and was barely warm. All the dishes we tried were tasteless... except the prawns...the prawns were kinda... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was dark and with no atmosphere. The food was absolutely disgusting. Set out in a buffet goodness knows how long it had been sitting there. Lukewarm, tasteless, greasy. The staff looked miserable, dressed inappropriately (the chef???!!! doing the stir fry was wearing a hoodie and a lady who seemed to just be there to clean surfaces and stir... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I went here with my partner for lunch. The waitress was not very welcoming and sat us down on a table next to wear they scrap off dirty plates which was very off putting. She stood next to us grumpily as we looked over the drinks menu. We both decided to have Pepsi at which point she left and came... More 

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ENGLAND
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Just been to the taste of China ,I have got to say it was absolutely dreadful ,every dish tasted the same and all the food was Luke warm,the staff look as if they were there under sufferance and totally miserable I will not be going back and would not recommend it to anyone,it was really good a few years ago... More 

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Swindon
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We often eat here after visiting the nearby cinema. You help yourself to whatever food you want and it is always very tasty and well presented with lots of variety. As with most Chinese restaurants the desserts leave a little to be desired, but after all that sugar in the first course you don't really want much more of it.... More 

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UK
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not a good chinese restaurant at all. Food not great, service not great. Won't be coming here again. Not a very good atmosphere

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Arrived at the Holiday Inn Express late and wanted a bite to eat. The restaurant is only 5 minutes from the hotel, along with other eating places. Plenty of choice from soup, mains, puddings, sushi and they will even grill fresh for you. Even have shredded duck and pancakes. It's not the Ritz or cordon blue but price is reasonable... More 

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Address: Unit 12 The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4AA, England
Phone Number: 01242 250 088
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 12 The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 250 088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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